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The 1995 film Waterworld is set in the distant future where the polar ice cap has completely melted, and the sea level has risen over 25,000-feet, covering nearly all of the Earth’s land. If this scenario were to ever become a reality, Dada “Currents of Currents” proposal are perfect. Put simply, they are modular floating homes that can easily be setup and transported just about anywhere in the world.
Lilypad Floating Villa, located the coast of Australia’s Palm Beach, is a luxurious living space that makes it easy to social distance. Featuring a minimalist aesthetic, it boasts an outdoor deck with a dining area, loft bedroom, full bathroom, and plenty of storage space. There’s enough room to comfortably sleep two adults, or up to six if some are willing to take the couch.
Created by Australia-based designer and boat enthusiast Chuck Anderson, the Lilypad is a 100% solar-powered, floating villa in Palm Beach. As you might have already guessed, you’ll need either a small boat or sea plane to reach Lilypad, but its large outdoor terrace makes it easy to dock. Once you’re there, the large barbecue area with enough seating for 10 make it an ideal place for parties.
Photo credit: Craig Denis | Arkup
Called Arkup #1, this floating house, designed by Dutch architect Koen Olthuis, is unlike any other. It’s a two-story 4,350-square-foot houseboat that’s part yacht and oil rig, due to its retractable hydraulic pilings that can lift the structure above water (up to 20-feet), keeping you safe in inclement weather, even during a Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 155 mph.